Lan is a Vietnamese national who completed two undergraduate degrees in Vietnam before being awarded an AusAID scholarship to undertake post graduate qualifications in Australia.
Lan began her career with Otis Vietnam Elevator company. She then moved to the World Bank funded Higher Education Project where, as Training Officer, she was responsible for preparing the training needs analysis and integrating it into capacity building activities. Later she joined the Swedish funded Vietnam Injury Prevention and Safe Community program where she developed national policies and managed partnership brokering.
After completing her studies in Australia, Lan worked for World Vision as the Capacity Building National Coordinator. After two years in this role Lan rejoined the World Bank to manage capacity building activities for Vietnamese Universities and other training organisations. Her role included assisting Universities to utilize modern education programs, including blended learning, to upgrade the quality of tertiary teaching in Vietnam. She currently holds a Short Term Consultant appointment at the World Bank in Hanoi.
Lan has a B. English from the Vietnam Open University, a B.Soc from Hanoi University and a M.Ed from Monash University. She has also received specialist training in blended learning program design from the World Bank.